Footballers to be put through their paces at TAC Cup Testing Day

THERE might not be any TAC Cup football on the weekend, but more than 600 players from the twelve clubs (both male and female), will be tested both physically and mentally at the annual testing day today.

The 2018 TAC Cup Testing Day is being held at Maribyrnong College – a location with first-class facilities including a double basketball stadium at the school. The athletes will undergo a series of performance testing metrics throughout the day, including:

  • Heights and weight;
  • Standing vertical jump;
  • Running vertical jump;
  • 20m sprint (5m and 10m splits);
  • AFL Agility Test;
  • Yo-yo 1RT2 test (males); and
  • 2km time-trial (females).

Rookie Me, the Official Talent ID Partner of the AFL, is conducting the tests in what will be a full day for the organisation. The TAC Cup Testing Day is a closed event and the biggest testing event of the year for the players. Results are made available to players, clubs and recruiters to see where aspiring AFL and AFLW players are at, then used as a comparison tool for the National, State and Rookie Me combines later in the year.

Rookie Me Founder and Chief Executive Officer Adham Dimachki said the event was a fantastic way of showcasing Victoria’s top young TAC Cup talent.

“The annual TAC Cup testing event is an exciting day for all the clubs involved, and young athletes hoping to showcase their best performance in front of AFL and AFLW recruiters,” he said. “The talent pool in this year’s league is of a very high standard, so we are expecting some outstanding results today. “We are proud to be associated and trusted operators of such an important day in the TAC Cup calendar.”

AFL Draft Central wishes all TAC Cup and TAC Cup Girls athletes the best of luck with testing today.

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